Australia’s Harrison Endycott, shares the lead after the second round of the 113th Malaysian Amateur Open after recording an 6-under-par 138 tournament total with first day leader, Marc Ong of Singapore, who scores 2-under-par 70 in the second round.
Conducted by the Malaysian Golf Association, the 113th Malaysian Amateur Open at Kuching, Sarawak is a 72-hole stroke play event being played on the par-72, 6,394-metre Santubong-Matang course at Kelab Golf Sarawak. The 126-player field features players from Australia, Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Iran, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, and Malaysia. In all, 15 foreign countries are represented.
The tournament, began in 1894 at Penang Golf Club is one of the oldest amateur events in the world. That consistency has helped create a tournament steeped in tradition and has helped produced many champions who have graduated to paid rank like Robert Allenby, Stephen Leaney, Mardan Mamat, Tongchai Jaidee and Mike Campbell to name a few.
The second round was suspended yesterday after a thunderstorm and lightning came at 3.45pm. Play was unable to resume on May 22 as the weather had not improved.
Starting off the 10th tee, Endycott completed his second round with a brilliant 4-under-par 68. He recorded 2 birdies and an eagle on the back nine and 2 birdies and 2 bogeys on the front nine, putting well throughout the day. His first time playing in Malaysia, Endycott said he feels confident about finishing strong in the final two rounds.
“I didn’t do anything extraordinary today,” Endycott said. “I had good iron shots and putted really well. Hopefully I can get another good round in.”
Marc Ong shot 2-under-par 70 to share the lead with Endycott. Our national player, Daeng Abdul Rahman shot 1-over-par-73 for a 1-over-par 145 tournament total, 7 shot behind the leaders.
Daeng Abdul Rahman was also selected to play in the SEA Games in June representing Malaysia alongside, Malaysia’s top amateur, Gavin Kendall Green, Bryan Teoh and Amir Nazrin.
“I wish I managed to get more birdies but I am quite happy with my 1-over-par 145 after two rounds”, said Daeng. “KGS is a great golf course and I hope I can improve my scores in the third round.”
64 players made the halfway cut at 12-over-par 156. 26 Malaysians out of 58 advanced to Saturday’s third round.
Australia’s team comprised Harrison Endycott and Justin Warren won the team event after recording 8-under-par 288 combined scores. 13 countries nominated their players to compete in the international team event which concluded on May 23 after second round play resumed and concluded.
Third round tee times for the 113th Malaysian Amateur Open at Kelab Golf Sarawak will run from 10.00am-11.40 am., off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Matang/Santubong Course. For more information, please contact Bambang at 6017-2583826.
Top 10 results and ties
Harrison Endycott (AUS) 70, 68 – 138
Marc Ong (SIN) 68, 70 – 138
Gregory Foo (SIN) 71, 68 – 139
Sangchai Kaewcharoen (THA) 69, 72 – 141
Jerome Ng (SIN) 74, 67 – 141
Justin Warren (AUS) 70, 72 – 142
Joshua Ho (SIN) 72, 73 – 145
Abdul Hadi (SIN) 73, 72 – 145
Samarth Dwivedi (INA) 70, 75 – 145
Scott Ready (AUS) 72, 73 – 145
Daeng Abdul Rahman (MAS) 72, 73 – 145